Through an expanded understanding of the vaquero, this film navigates the duality of the rodeo clown's forced femininity. Through drag and performativity the vaquero character is a reflection of the artist's trans and queer self, as they navigate their ancestry, gender performance and expression through the landscapes of their Mexican heritage. This film examines how gender performance and gender expression can be influenced by grief, ancestry, the landscapes of our childhood, pop culture and shared heritage.
This film is currently in festivals and will premier shortly here
I grew up with vaqueros, my dad was one. He often didn't show sensitivity. When the rodeo clowns came on they were the first drag persona I saw, the men for once showed emotions and were flamboyant in their movement, A polar opposite to the hyper masculinity they would show in everyday life.